Tuscan Vegetable Soup – Acquacotta

Acquacotte - Italian Vegetable Soup

Acquacotta is an Italian vegetable soup with very humble beginnings. The word acquacotta literally translates from Italian to mean “cooked water.” It is what I think of as the Italian version of stone soup. Making something of nothing. Start with a pot of plain water, and then add what you have. A bit of stale … Read more

Penne with Arugula, Toasted Hazelnuts and Parmesan

Penne Tomato Arugula Chestnut

In Italy, many of the most delicious dishes are very simple. The key is to use very few ingredients, but most importantly, only the freshest. Here, you cook with the season. This fresh penne pasta dish is tossed simply with farm fresh peppery arugula lettuce, sweet cherry tomatoes, and pan toasted hazelnuts. It’s dressed simply … Read more

Bunet – Cocoa and Amaretti Pudding

Bunet

Bunet is an Italian Dessert made with cocoa and Amaretti (Italian almond flavored biscuits). The recipe is from the Piedmont Region of Italy and comes courtesy of Chef Daniel Toniolo. He made this dessert for us during one of his Cook And Meet dinner parties that he holds in his home in Prague. This thick baked pudding … Read more

Tagliatelle All’ Arancia

tagliatelle pasta with orange sauce

We were introduced to this dish, translated to Orange Tagliatelle, during a cooking party in Prague. The host, Daniele Toniolo, is an Italian Chef who hosts a Cook And Meet event every Thursday evening. Guests pay a fee in order to participate and indulge in Daniele’s hospitality, the imported foods from his travels to Italy, and his … Read more

Saltimbocca alla Romana

Saltimbocca

This recipe comes courtesy of our friends at Eating Italy. We made it during our a cooking class while we in Rome – Cooking With Nonna (Grandmother). The name of the dish translates loosely to “Jump In Your Mouth” celebrating the full flavors of this dish. A few additional Italian inspired recipes you might enjoy! … Read more

Spaghetti with Pancetta, Pecorino and Arugula

Spaghetti Pancetta

This is a fun, easy adaptable recipe inspired by our time in Italy. The key is to use just a few ingredients and make sure that they are fresh and full of flavor. We chose Pancetta bacon because it’s easy to find and inexpensive in Italy, but crumbled bacon would work too. Pecorino cheese is … Read more

Tiramisu – Delicious and Easy to Make

Tiramisu Recipe

This recipe comes courtesy of Eating Italy from their “Cooking with Nonna” class. The impressive smooth and creamy dessert is packed with flavor without being too sweet – and is so easy to make. Enjoy while day-dreaming about your trip to Rome and planning visit with Nonna and the gang at Eating Italy. Related Stories Where to eat in … Read more